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  • Summary: In this re-release of the horror classic, a 12 year old girl (Blair) becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit, and her only hope is an exorcism. Two priests are summoned to exorcise the demon.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Re-released now in a digitally enhanced, sonically improved and slightly longer version, the movie is even better than it was in 1973.
  2. 100
    Isn't just a horror film, but an American classic. Watch again and reflect for days after -- at your own risk.
  3. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    90
    The best thing about the new Exorcist is the spiffed-up soundtrack.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    An upsetting landmark. Don't take the children.
  5. Suffice it to say I prefer the original conclusion, and I think most Exorcist fans will agree
  6. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    80
    You're scared witless much of the time, even if you conclude afterward that this 1973 movie was really pretty amateurish and simpleminded.
  7. 11 minutes longer than the original, and 11 minutes worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. Aug 31, 2013
    10
    A classic horror film. It's without any doubt the best horror film in cinema history. Must see!! Watch it and enjoy it!! Brilliant, brilliant and brilliant!! Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    " Its the shocking most suspense , bloodcurdling movie ever to be created"......................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2010
    10
    This movie is the scariest of all time! Gave me nightmares as a kid and the Blu Ray 2 disc set doesn't disappoint... The documentary and making of additions are A+. Expand
  4. May 12, 2012
    9
    Ingenious,thrilling,intense and Superbly acted Horror thriller. I was watching it as it is 39 Year Old movie. and i enjoyed watching it. but i felt as it as more of a thriller. Some scenes are very disturbing and horrifying,i must say well,i am a modern boy and not used to a classic horror but i quite liked it. the best part of the movie is Climax,I loved it. If you 're looking for Horror-Thriller flick with a soul and good script.you'll definitely like it Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2014
    8
    The Exorcist is very slow at first, but at about halfway through the movie, a disturbing scene shakes things up. From there it gets creepier and more disturbing. There are not many jump scares, but the whole sight of this little girl horribly possessed by a demon and the actions she does. The "Crucifix scene" is perhaps the most disturbing scene you will see in a movie. Overall, a very scary film that holds its own even after 40 years. Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2013
    8
    Despite all the eagerness of the film, and the lack of sensitivity, The Exorcist is unsettling and gruesome. You won't believe your eyes when you watch a little kid creep the living hell out of you. It might just be the most haunting movie of all time. Expand
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    0
    this is the worst movie i watch.i understand and appreciate this origin and being ahead of ot's time but this lack character development,background,and lame scary scene.bad introduction for modern audience.its more of a comedy... Expand

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